April 18, 2013 – Festival of Lively Arts
Join us on the Central Catholic campus; Admission is free.
Student Artwork will be on display starting at 5:00 p.m.
Spring Concert will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Fine and Performing Arts
Central Catholic has a legendary history in the fine and performing arts. Many talented students have honed their fine arts skills in the halls of CCHS, and the music department has presented a record 82 consecutive spring musical performances.
For those students who have a special interest in music, a special music major can be obtained. An embossed seal on the diploma will designate this achievement. The requirements are successful completion of five music credits.
The CCHS art department offers everything from art fundamentals to advanced art, as well as detailed courses in design and graphics. For those students who have a special interest in art, a special art major can be earned. The requirements are successful completion of four art credits. An embossed seal on the diploma will designate the achievement.
For more details on specific class offerings, please refer to our course catalog.
Beginning Band is for the student who would like to learn to play a wind or percussion instrument. The course meets daily throughout the year. There are required performances outside the school day. Parents/guardians are responsible for renting or purchasing an instrument for their student. After completing the Beginning Band course, students will be eligible to participate in Marching, Concert and Performing Band.
Concert Band is for instrumentalists, and it performs a variety of music from many styles and periods. Students develop their sight-reading skills and general musicianship through this course. The course meets daily during period 11 in the second semester. There are concert requirements outside the normal school day, including two parades in the Spring.
Marching Band is open to instrumentalists and members of the “Irish Spirit” flag line. Informal auditions for the Irish Spirit flag line are held in the spring preceding the next school year. Interested students should contact the director before May 15th. Marching Band meets daily after school during the first semester. There are performance requirements outside the normal school day, including football games. During the summer, rehearsals are held during the 2-3 weeks preceding the school year.
Performing Band is in conjunction with Marching Band. The course meets daily after school the first semester. Those who sign up for this course must also sign up for Marching Band.
For more information, see the band web site at www.centralcatholicband.com.
Mixed Chorus is open to all voices who wish to sing in a SAB or SATB performing group while learning the fundamentals of voice production, score interpretation, sight reading, and basic theory. The Mixed Chorus performs in The Sounds of Christmas, OMEA choral contests, and the Festival of the Lively Arts and sings at some school Masses.
Women’s Chorus is open to all treble voices who wish to sing in a performing group and increase their own musical knowledge. Students study sight reading, basic theory, vocal production and dynamics. The Women’s Chorus performs in The Sounds of Christmas, OMEA choral contests and the Festival of the Lively Arts.
The Glee Club is a select choir that studies sight reading, choral diction, articulation, balance, blend, vocal production, and stage presence. Members perform a varied selection of choral repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary literature. Glee Club members have a rigorous performance schedule throughout the year including The Sounds of Christmas and the Spring Musical. Access to a piano is required. Many styles in music and composers are covered. Performances outside the school day are required. For more information about the CCHS glee club, visit the glee club web site HERE.
Gospel Choir is open to all voices who wish to sing in a performing group, increase their musical knowledge, and be a part of a music ministry. Students learn basic choral skills, vocal techniques, and dynamics. The choir is an intense performing group presenting several concerts throughout the year, and ensemble representation at the OMEA contest. Gospel Choir meets as an after school class.
Beginning Piano is for students who have no previous experience playing the piano. Instruction includes learning to read music, performing pieces with musical accuracy, and learning basic music theory. Performances outside the school day are required. Students participate in a recital during our Festival of the Lively Arts in the spring.
Intermediate Piano is for the advanced student. Students should have taken a beginning course in music and be able to audition for the instructor. Access to a piano is required. Many styles in music and composers are covered. Performances outside the school day are required. A composition is also required after completion of this course. Students participate in a recital during our Festival of the Lively Arts in the spring.
Beginning String Orchestra is for students who would like to learn a string instrument. Instruction includes technique and basic musicianship as well as care of the instrument. Performances are required during the school year.
Intermediate String Orchestra follows the beginning string course. It is for the serious student who wishes to further their knowledge of their musical instrument. Students are picked to participate in the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest. Performances during the school year are required. Further musicianship, bowing, positions and intonation are reinforced.
String Ensemble is for the more advanced string student. Students in this class are required to study privately, and currently all members study with a professional instructor. Students are also required to practice an additional hour each day outside of school and play in the pit orchestra of the Spring Musical. Performing both a solo and as part of an ensemble for OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest held each year for area high school students is another requirement. Students are required to arrange a piece of music from a piano score. This music is then performed by the ensemble or by the intermediate string students.
The Central Catholic High School Music Department maintains a tradition of excellence! Each spring for the past 84 years, CCHS has created a magical, musical escape for audiences.
For more information about the 84th Spring Musical, Anything Goes, click here.
|1930 – Peggy from Paris||1958 – Oklahoma!||1986 – My Fair Lady|
|1931 – The Firefly||1959 – Showboat||1987 – Funny Girl|
|1932 – Mlle Modiste||1960 – South Pacific||1988 – Damn Yankees|
|1933 – Chimes of Normandy||1961 – Annie Get Your Gun||1989 – Mame|
|1934 – Little Boy Blue||1962 – The King and I||1990 – Oklahoma!|
|1935 – The Firefly||1963 – Guys and Dolls||1991 – Carnival|
|1936 – Naughty Marietta||1964 – The Music Man||1992 – Annie|
|1937 – Chimes of Normandy||1965 – Oklahoma!||1993 – No, No, Nanette|
|1938 – The Mikado||1966 – Oliver||1994 – The King and I|
|1939 – The Red Mill||1967 – Brigadoon||1995 – Shenandoah|
|1940 – HMS Pinafore||1968 – West Side Story||1996 – Fiddler On The Roof|
|1941 – Yeomen of the Guard||1969 – Camelot||1997 – The Wizard of Oz|
|1942 – Pirates of Penzance||1970 – My Fair Lady||1998 – Guys and Dolls|
|1943 – Dorothy||1971 – Man of La Mancha||1999 – Me and My Girl|
|1944 – The Gondoliers||1972 – Carousel||2000 – Annie Get Your Gun|
|1945 – Robin Hood||1973 – Fiddler On The Roof||2001 – Once Upon A Mattress|
|1946 – Naughty Marietta||1974 – Anything Goes||2002 – Brigadoon|
|1947 – Pirates of Penzance||1975 – The Most Happy Fella||2003 – Anything Goes|
|1948 – The Firefly||1976 – The Sound of Music||2004 – Peter Pan|
|1949 – Chimes of Normandy||1977 – Guys and Dolls||2005 – The Boy Friend|
|1950 – Sweethearts||1978 – Hello, Dolly!||2006 – Fiddler On The Roof|
|1951 – The Red Mill||1979 – Oliver||2007 – Bye Bye Birdie|
|1952 – Mlle Modiste||1980 – Our Golden Show of Shows||2008 – Oklahoma!|
|1953 – My Maryland||1981 – Bye Bye Birdie||2009 – Hello Dolly!|
|1954 – New Moon||1982 – Music Man||2010 – The Sound of Music|
|1955 – Brigadoon||1983 – Oklahoma!||2011 – The Wizard of Oz|
|1956 – Carousel||1984 – Flower Drum Song||2012 – The Pajama Game|
|1957 – Call Me Madam||1985 – Hello, Dolly!||2013 – Anything Goes|